God through Moses, as he wrote Deuteronomy chapter fifteen explains the treatment of slaves. They were to serve seven years to pay off their debt. They would work six years and the seventh year the master was to forgive them their debt and set them free. During Jeremiah's time, they would set free the slaves … Continue reading The Trap of Enslaving When Forgiving
As we look at what God has to say to King Josiah's sons, the main thing was they didn't listen what He had to say in the past nor to what Jeremiah told them. They sought to do things their way and not at all to God's way. Thing is we get that way too. … Continue reading Are You Tuned In?
We look for peace every day but what kind of peace are we seeking? Lately, it is the peace to live without fear. Peace to live what we believe and not be told we are wrong. Peace to go where we want and not be threatened by someone because we don't look, talk, or act the … Continue reading Peace
Many of us sat stunned yesterday afternoon and throughout the evening as details of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We are all hurting for the students who the meaning of Valentine's Day has changed forever. We are praying for those that are injured physically and the rest who are injured … Continue reading Broken Valentine
Back in high school and breaking up with your sweetheart, one and only, you would sit there looking at pictures packing up gifts to get rid of reminders of what was. As you do you start to wonder, what went wrong? Did you miss some signs? How could you have not seen it coming? What … Continue reading Remember When…
Things happen in our lives that can weight us down, from the death of a family member or friend, dealing with a special needs child, finances, to what is going on in the world around us. So how do we deal with a heavy heart when it is weighed down? Let's look a Psalm 119 … Continue reading How To Lighten Your Heart
Pulling a band-aid off is never fun, especially if it is stuck to the wound. When I had my accident years ago the nurses would change my bandages on my left leg twice a day. There was an abrasion on my left knee that no matter what they did to it, the bandage would always … Continue reading Ripping Off the Band-Aid of Bitterness
(Photo by Frank McKenna on Unsplash) When you go to the ocean, stand at the edge of the sand and water, as the waves come in you can feel the sand wash away from your feet. Should you stand there long enough it gets difficult with all the sand washing out until you have to readjust your position. … Continue reading Will Not Be Moved
This week we wrap up Streams of Refreshment. Throughout August, I will be reposting some post from the past. (Photo by Jamie MacPherson - Unsplash)
This week and next we will be following the streams throughout Psalm.